Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meeting With The Sailors' Society

Jeremy pictured with Andrew Mitchell MP and Robert Adams, The Sailors' Society Chief Executive

On Friday I met with Shadow International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell MP to hear about the excellent work done by a locally based charity, the Sailors' Society.

Southampton is home to one of the biggest and busiest cargo ports in the country. It is also the UK's premier port for cruise ship departures. As such huge numbers of sailors stop off in the city, many coming from developing countries and often out of contact wih their families for weeks at a time.

Based in Shirley Road, the Sailors' Society provides a personal lifeline for seafarers, supporting them when they step ashore.

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